Alexia Hilbertidou (GirlBoss NZ)

Auckland
August 30, 2017 / 6:00 PM

About this event

We're excited to be joined by Alexia Hilbertidou at our next fireside chat. 

Alexia is is the founder of GirlBoss NZ, an organisation which encourages young women to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Leadership and Entrepreneurship. GirlBoss is New Zealand’s second largest women's network with nearly 8000 members. Alexia is passionate about promoting the exciting opportunities and challenging the stereotypes in entrepreneurship and STEM fields.

On top of her awesome work with GirlBoss, Alexia was also selected by NASA to play a part in the NASA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) 2017 Southern Deployment.

We'll be discussing how Alexia got started, her involvement with NASA, her vision for GirlBoss and how at age 18 she has managed to accomplish a huge amount and what's next. 

Speaker

Alexia Hilbertidou (GirlBoss NZ)

Alexia Hilbertidou

Founder - GirlBoss NZ

Alexia is is the founder of GirlBoss NZ, an organisation which encourages young women to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Leadership and Entrepreneurship. GirlBoss is New Zealand’s second largest women's network with nearly 8000 members. Alexia is passionate about promoting the exciting opportunities and challenging the stereotypes in entrepreneurship and STEM fields.

Through her advocacy work, Alexia has spoken to nearly 20,000 young people, teachers and business professionals. As a National finalist for the Eureka Science Competition, at 17, she was the youngest person to lead a research project at the New Zealand Treasury. At 18, she was selected by the US Embassy and NASA for the NASA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) 2017 Southern Deployment. She is New Zealand’s first Eisenhower Youth Fellow and will speak and represent New Zealand at the Eisenhower Future of Work Summit held in Málaga, Spain.

Alexia’s passion for future-focussed education is why she was named a Top 30 Global Teen Leader, a Top 5 Young Leader by the Ministry of Youth Development, and the most influential New Zealand woman under the age of 25 at the 2016 Westpac Women of Influence Awards. 

Date and Time
August 30, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Address
GridAKL
101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010
 
Agenda
6:00 pm Networking and Food
6:45 pm Fireside Chat
7:45 pm Networking
 

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